The clever way to control your lighting and use energy efficient bulbs is to install smart lighting. The Philips Hue Starter Kit is a good place to begin. It comes with two bulbs (choose bayonet (B22) or screw (E27) fittings) and a ‘bridge’ that connects the lighting system to your wifi. Hue bulbs can be white or colour-changing, and last for 25,000 hours.
Once you’re all set up, you can control your lighting via your smart device or even your voice if you have an Amazon Echo or Google Home device. Bright lights or more muted tones, off or on, alerts or reminders, you’ll have complete control at your fingertips.